Bobcat Stories | Tyriq Royal

Meet Tyriq Royal ’18

  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Kernersville, North Carolina
  • Academic Program: Business Administration
  • After Graduation: Client Relationship Specialist at Vangard
  • Lees-McRae Activities: Men’s Basketball Team, President of Dean’s Council and Vice President of Student-athlete Advisory Committee

His Bobcat Story

Tyriq came to Lees-McRae striving for a career in accounting and finance. Everything fell into place when he found Lees-McRae. Not only has he had the opportunity to study finance under the School of Business and Management, but continue his career in basketball.

He was not always looking for a small college. His initial searches were for larger universities, but he quickly realized it was not for him—Lees-McRae was the best fit.

Being a Bobcat has taught him the importance of prioritizing. Juggling a busy school schedule, and being a student-athlete can be difficult, but Lees-McRae equipped him with what he needed to succeed.

Tyriq has proven that you can succeed with a busy schedule. After graduation, he will be joining Vanguard, an investment management company, as a Client Relations Specialist. He looks forward to continuing to learn both at his new job and through the prospect of graduate school. He hopes to one-day start an accounting firm that caters to medium to small businesses. With Tyriq’s work ethic, anything is possible.

What is his advice?
“Take time to enjoy what’s in front of you. Don’t get too caught up looking for what’s coming next because you’ll miss out on what’s here today.”